- County: Atascosa
- Zip: 78072
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Tilden
- Price: $5,427,000
- Acres: 1,283
- State/Zip: Texas 78072
- Status: Available
Charles Davidson | Broker/Associate
100 W. Olmos Drive Suite 101
San Antonio, Texas, 78212contact member Send to a Friend
Charles Davidson | Broker/Associate
- Office: 2104155570
- Home: 210-415-5570
- Cell: 210-415-5570
- 100 W. Olmos Drive Suite 101
- San Antonio, Texas, 78212
As you enter the Touchstone Ranch, your mind will begin spinning with the opportunities that abound here. From open quail country to dense mixed brush and great elevation changes, this ranch is uniquely positioned to be an Atascosa County dream ranch. Positioned in one of the best locations in the state for access and coupled with the habitat to produce tremendous whitetails and excellent dove hunting, this is a must see. The landowners have put significant work in to clearing new and old roads and cleaning up around the water features to further enhance the experiences this ranch will have to offer. Come join us on this great property and see for yourself what this ranch has to offer.
Located 1 hour south of San Antonio, 1 hours northwest from Corpus Christi, 2 hours south of Austin and 3 hours southwest of Houston, you may not find a better offering with proximity to major cities while getting the opportunity to be in one of Texas most sought after wildlife regions. With Tilden being only 12 miles to the south and Jourdanton 18 miles to the north, you are close to great local cuisine, fuel, and grocery. Access is off of county-maintained Countiss Road 2 miles west of Highway 16.
TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT
The Touchstone Ranch is located in the brush country of southern Atascosa County comprised of largely mixed brush species that are prime for wildlife health and nutrition. In viewing this property, you will note that it is some of richest and most diverse brush that you will find anywhere in the region. From old-growth Bull mesquites to Guayacon, Texas Ebony, Lime Prickly Ash, Guajillo, Persimmon and Granjeno you will notice an almost innumerable species count. This land thrives with the highly palatable flora to naturally grow and sustain healthy populations of trophy whitetails.
On the eastern portion of the ranch, you will find country quite suitable for Bobwhite Quail production and is primed to be maintained for great bird hunting.
The soils on the ranch lend to the healthy species count but also have roughly 40 feet of elevation change and a wet weather creek bed. You will notice great diversity while you traverse the ranch.
As stated above, the immediate area this ranch sits within has been known statewide as a trophy-buck producing area. Atascosa County is a Boone and Crockett producing county. There is no question that managed appropriately, this ranch will get you there. This ranch has been lightly managed over the past 20+ years for white-tailed deer with MLD level 3 status and a conservative approach to harvest. With that in mind, you will have a great mature deer herd and the opportunity to manage how you see fit to grow the quality and quantity of deer you seek.
Aside from the excellent deer population, there are Turkeys, Bobwhite Quail, Dove, Hogs and Javelina consistent with the area. You will want to be on the recently cleaned ponds during dove season for those storied south Texas tank hunts.
The Touchstone Ranch has newly constructed and maintained roads, 1 Tower Blind and a spin cast feeder. With a blank slate of opportunity and great topography, you can choose your build site and get started on the ranch of your dreams.
There will be no shortage of water with the operable 850 GPM well on the eastern portion of the property. Clear Creek traverses the ranch from north to south in the central portion of the ranch providing seasonal water and good topographic relief. There are also 3 sizable ponds scattered across the ranch that hold water very well, even in drought periods.
Electricity runs along the eastern and southern borders of the property.
This is a surface only sale.
Atascosa County is rich in history with famed cattle trails, routes to and from Old Mexico to San Antonio, Historic cattle ranches and founders. In 1870 Ralph Rafe Franklin settled on 40,000 acres in northern McMullen and southern Atascosa Counties to run sheep and goats and later to build a cattle operation. He built his ranch headquarters on San Miguel Creek. To this day, the Franklin family owns an adjoining ranch while this ranch and several surrounding were part of the historic Franklin Ranch.
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